If ever someone was writing a story on transformations of cities, Dubai would be the top city on their list. Standing like an oasis in the desert, the city of Dubai is a modern day marvel that likes to defy the odds. Before the oil boom, the city was a coastal city that was dependent on fishing and pearl diving. However, after the oil boom, Dubai has grown at a meteoric rate, and along with it, Dubai has also taken the world into the future.
Dubai is a city that pulls out all the stops and rolls out the red carpet for its guests. Dubai tourism had grown ten-fold in the past few decades, and this colossal success can be attributed to the industrious citizens of the city. Dubai is known for the amazing attractions as much as it is famous for the Dubai Shopping Festival. It has many unique attractions than toe the line between eccentricity and insanity. The activities on offer here are worth putting on your bucket list. You will never have to questions yourself what to do in Dubai?
Hummer Desert Safari
For many people, a desert safari is an adventure they would love to take of their bucket list, but Dubai takes it up a notch. Why not indulge in this activity in a stylish Hummer. The Hummer takes you for an adventurous drive over the treacherous yet beautiful sand dunes of the desert. Dune bashing is even more fun in this gigantic car. Once out of the car, you can continue the excitement by indulging in camel rides and sand boarding. The safari culminates with you being dropped off at the desert camp where you are served a BBQ dinner whilst enjoying an entertaining a belly. Now this is the best way to end an adventure.
Continuing Dubai’s penchant for taking adventure to extreme levels, scuba diving, an exciting activity that is on the bucket list of many, turns into pearl diving, a diving activity where you can actually end up with a real and valuable pearl. Pearl diving was the way of life of the Emirati people, and today, tourists can get a first-hand experience of it. On the tour, you are given training regarding the diving by professionals and soon, it is time to dive. You dive down to the seabed and pick up oysters that may contain pearls. In the tour, you are also served a delicious lunch and hear stories by professionals pearl divers.
View From the World’s Tallest Tower
How to conquer your fear of heights? By going to the top of the world’s tallest tower and gazing into the most stunning view in the world. Ever since 2010, it has been a dream for many to go up to the Burj Khalifa. There are special tours that take you up. What’s great is that another adventure awaits you inside – a ride on the world’s fastest elevator. After reaching the 124th floor, you step on to the special viewing deck, and take in the view that will make you feel on the top of the world.
Water Skiing at the Sea
Warm waters and a never ending horizon, Dubai sure does know how to water ski. Just imagine, yourself skiing as the waterboat zooms at full throttle. People wish they can walk on water, but you will be running. Even if you are beginner, you will get proper training from the instructors, so you can cross this activity off your bucket list.
What can be better than seeing Dubai from the Burj Khalifa? How about seeing the city from a fast amphibian plane. If this ride is not on your bucket list, then you better put it there as it is as exciting as it can get. As we all know, Dubai is home to architectural marvels that look like they have come out from the future, the seaplane tour takes you over the amazing landmarks like Palm Jumeirah, World Islands, etc. This is an adventure any adventure lover should not miss.
Mountain Biking in Dubai? Yes, the Hajar Mountain Range is located on the east of Dubai and hardcore mountain bikers have discovered a 70 km long trail that is full of adventure. Biking down the uneven slope is a unique adventure. On the trail, you are treated to some amazing views and you also come across a few wild animals. This activity is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.
The capital of decadence, Dubai, beckons you with many adventures. Even the Dubai City Tour is a great adventure that lets you explore its wonderful sights and sounds. Dubai has many other bucket list worthy adventures like skydiving, reef diving, hiking, off-roading, car drifting. This country is a mecca for adventure seekers, and will always offer some great experiences. So, come to this great city and fulfill your heart’s deepest desires.
I am Priya, travel writer by profession & I love travelling. I am foodie & lover of world food, places, culture, languages. I like adventurous tours. Favorite destinations are United Arab Emitares, Malaysia, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, US.